200 student filmmakers make the cut at film festival

500 students entered films for Tulare County Office of Education’s 2019 Slick Rock Film Festival


TULARE COUNTY – The 2019 Slick Rock Student Film Festival – Central California’s largest student film competition – is scheduled for Friday, May 10, at the Fox Theatre in downtown Visalia. This year, the festival received over 500 film entries from 60 Central Valley middle schools and high schools.

Over 200 middle and high school films receiving a “Premiere Cut” designation will be screened at the Fox Theatre beginning at 9 a.m. Friday and continuing until about 3:30 p.m. A screening schedule will be available before the event at tcoe.org/SlickRock.

At 5:15, students who played a central role in producing Slick Rock “Premiere Cut” films (along with their advisors) are eligible to participate in the Limo/Red Carpet Walk. The awards ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the screenings and the awards ceremony at no cost.

Middle and high school students in the six South Central Valley counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, and Tulare were eligible to compete in the festival. Middle school students (grades 6-8) could enter films in seven categories, while high school students (grades 9-12), had a choice of 14 categories. For a list of competition categories, visit tcoe.org/SlickRock.

“Slick Rock helps Central Valley students build many of the skills they’ll need as adults working in California’s creative economy,” says Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Tim Hire.

For more information, visit tcoe.org/SlickRock or call Kathleen Green-Martins at (559) 737-6350.

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